Ok, we took the plunge and booked our tickets today to Antarctica. We are booked to leave Ushuaia and head for Antarctica on the 8th Feb 2010 and will visit the White Continent for 11 days. We got a really good deal (relatively speaking, its very expensive to go to Antarctica) and decided to take it. So, we are in Ushuaia for the next 11 days and then we are off to Antarctica for 11 days. We are really excited and nervous at the same time. The first real extreme condition we will face is Drake Passage, which is one of the most treacherous sea passages in the world, the swells can be very rough and it takes 2 and a half days to get through. If the weather is good in Antarctica, we will be doing 2 to 3 landings in a day, that means we get off the ship and go exploring on zodiacs (rubber ducks) and go onto the actual land and visit penguin rookeries, walk on the ice packed land and look at sea lions etc. So, we are really excited and are looking forward to the adventure….The image below is an image off our expedition company’s website of the actual ship we will be on, to see more about them, click here.